Minneapolis-August 1, 2006 — Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine has released their annual list of “Super Lawyers”. Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A is very pleased to congratulate attorney, James S. Ballentine on being selected as a 2006 Minnesota "Super Lawyers". This year marks the forth-consecutive year Ballentine has been named one of Minnesota’s top attorneys.
Only the top five percent of Minnesota attorneys are named "Super Lawyers" based on votes from attorneys throughout the state who nominated the best lawyers they have personally observed in action. Law & Politics mailed approximately 16,000 ballots to active lawyers in Minnesota. An attorney-led research staff reviewed the nominees’ credentials, licensure, and standing with the Bar, assigning points based upon defined evaluation criteria. A Blue Ribbon panel of attorneys scored the top vote getters, which were divided into 55 areas of practice. The 2006™ Super Lawyers survey was published in the August-September edition of Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Monthly.
Jim Ballentine graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 1990. Mr. Ballentine’s practice primarily focuses on motions and appeals plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Minnesota Law & Politics recognized Mr. Ballentine as a Super Lawyer (2003-06) and Woodward/White Consumer Guide has identified him as one of The Best Lawyers In America. Recently, Minnesota Law & Politics also highlighted Jim for achieving one of the top 2005 Minnesota personal injury settlements. Mr. Ballentine is an adjunct instructor at William Mitchell and lectures occasionally on topics related to motion practice, wrongful death and personal injury issues. He considers it a privilege to represent injured individuals and families.
Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. is the largest law firm in Minnesota specializing exclusively in personal injury litigation. With 17 lawyers and more than 70 support staff, it provides personal, specialized service from initial investigation through settlement, trial or appeal. The firm is known for its prompt, courteous service and recognized as a leader in legal development regarding injury and death claims.